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Bill's Restaurant

420 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301-3011
270-852-8120
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Ranked #4 of 127 restaurants in Owensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Walking distance from Owensboro riverfront downtown. Restaurant next to a performing theatre. Inviting black decorated storefront. Very interesting unexpected fusion of American with Asian sauces. Calamari with chili is crisp but sweet. Side salad with dinner is good choice. Rainbow trout pan seared with almond slices and potato is excellent.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Business lunch here. A good, but simple, menu with offerings for all tastes. Service was great and with a personal touch. Super clean dining area, has a nostalgic feel to it. This could just as easily be the 60's era Owensboro rather than 2014. Bill's is highly recommended by the local residents.

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Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Quaint, small, nicely decorated little restaurant next to the Theater Workshop venue. We had lunch on a weekday and really enjoyed the cous cous chicken salad and stuffed tomato with tuna. The dill dressing is a good choice. Great service and lots if interesting variety on the menu for this town. Looking forward to returning on a weekend evening for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nice atmosphere but tasted like canned food and pre-packaged lasagna. Came out luke warm, and was expensive considering. I do advocate supporting local merchants, but I just can't in good conscience give a good review.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The ambiance was mediocre, almost cafeteria feeling. the food was "ok" nothing to brag about, but not awful. all in all, not a bad place, just care for it enough to return.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a nice privately owned restaurant that is probably overlooked by most local residents in a town that is overpopulated with chain restaurants. I am a local resident who just recently discoverd Bills'. The menu has an enticing variety of entrees from seafood to steak reasonably priced.Wine list is limited but decent. Recently dined there with 5 family members... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The standards on the menu are always good - but go for the specials...they really are special...not pantry sweepings. If you luck into being there for Bill's skate wings or spinach salad with fried chicken livers, you'll be very happy.

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Kentucky
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Bill's Restaurant is outstanding! Located in an old building with an exposed brick interior and black and white photographs, it exudes understated elegance. The waitstaff is friendly, knowledgable about the menu and happy to pour a taste of a featured wine, ahead of ordering. We have eaten there several times and never been disappointed. On our last visit, our table... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Have eaten at Bill's Restaurant about 5 times. It's hit or miss in terms of the food. One meal may but be good and the next may be something you could have ordered at Applebees for one-third the price.

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Celestine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I looked at Bill`s when I pulled up and thought I was going to an old movie theater. When I walked in, I was in another world. The ladies were so friendly, you get that, " it`s all about you feeling". The appealing feel to this place was amazing. Bill came out and greeted folks, it was short quick greet... More

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